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Beth Abney collection Edit


Component Unique Identifier
MSS 016.012
Level of Description


  • 1944-1998 (Creation)
  • 1992 – 1998 (Creation)


  • .126 Linear Feet (Whole)
    Three of ten folders in a full legal document box.



  • Abstract

    Family memorabilia and genealogy information, including photographs, concerning the Mobley-Abney family.

  • Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Unknown. Inferred to be Beth Abney.

  • Physical Description


  • Preferred Citation

    Beth Abney collection, Small Collections, Heritage Room, The Athens-Clarke County Library.

  • Biographical / Historical

    Beth Mobley-Abney was an Athens resident who attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism in 1956 and a Master of Arts in History in 1957, both from the University of Georgia. She married George Morris Abney, Jr., whom she met while she working on her Master’s degree. She was a freelance writer focused primarily on publicity for Athens-area organizations. She published an essay collection, Thanksgiving Every Week, in 1975, and wrote cooking columns for the Athens Banner-Herald and a recipe booklet, A Baker’s Dozen from the Cookie Lady. She was a member of the Laura Rutherford Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Elijah Clarke Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and a founding member of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation. She passed away on September 9, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia.

  • Scope and Contents

    This collection comprises Abney’s correspondence to family and other genealogy researchers, as well as family memorabilia related to her husband, her parents, and her time at Whigham High School in the 1940s.

  • Separated Materials

    Materials related to genealogy have been moved to Surname files for Butler, Abney, Tyler, and Floyd.

External Documents

  • Annie Beth Abney collection of Nathaniel E. Harris research files
    Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies, University of Georgia Libraries


  • Type
    Mixed Materials
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